“Islam is evil”. “No! Islam is peace”: The fallacy of the ‘scripturegnosis’ argument

The debate, despite enlightenment and modernization, remains the same as that which Dante advocated in the Divine Comedy: is Islam evil or a religion of peace? On one side of the argument, and siding with Dante, is Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician and self-declared ‘Islamophobe’ in the real meaning of the word (fearing Islam as... Continue Reading →

Ratzinger’s controversies on Islam: mistakes or strategies?

When Joseph Alois Ratzinger was elected Pope he selected the name Benedict XVI, a direct reference to Benedict XV, a Pope who had to witness the carnage of the First World War. Yet after the beginning of his pontificate, I start to think that Ratzinger’s decision to adopt the name of one of the less... Continue Reading →

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